What is a trigger point?

A trigger point is a muscle knot that causes local and/or referred pain. It can occur many places on the body and can be a common cause of muscle tightness, or feeling of burning pain.

Symptoms include:

Recurring headaches, burning and achy muscles, and tightness, dull constant or sharp pain

Why Treat Trigger points with injection?

Trigger points can be difficult to treat and prevent from returning. Trigger point injection therapy is done using direct injection of a custom mixture into the hard to treat area. This will quickly dissolve the trigger point and have a long lasting preventative effect.

How does this work?

Injection of local anesthetic causes the muscle knot and surrounding tissue to fully relax instantly decreasing pain. In turn this changes the nerve firing pattern to prevent the muscle knot and trigger point from forming in the future. 

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See if trigger point injection therapy will work for your tight, achy and painful muscles.